LADBIBLE, JUNE 11, 2019
COVERAGE FOR VUE UK & IRELAND
Toy Story Has Been Voted Adults’ Favourite Film For Kids
Everyone’s got a film that has stuck with them from their youth, and plenty of us are happy to revisit those movies from time to time. And according to a recent survey, Toy Story is the film that most of us still like to rewatch now we’ve ‘grown up’.
Nine out of ten adults admit that there’s at least one film from their youth that they still return to. Women are apparently more likely to enjoy watching kids’ films, with 92 percent of females surveyed saying they watch them – men were slightly less keen (or honest) with only 85 percent of those asked admitting they do.
It’s good news for fans of Pixar creations Buzz Lightyear and Woody – Toy Story came first as 34 percent of those polled said they would cheerfully watch it again, suggesting that there won’t be too many parents who only reluctantly agree to take their offspring to see the imminent fourth film in the series.
Closely following in second place was Home Alone, which 33 percent of those polled were fond of. The classic Christmas film sees Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin get up to all sorts when his family forget to take him on holiday. In all honesty, if you’ve not seen this film then you’re missing out on a major part of popular culture, and also about 99 percent of my jokes – so give it a watch.
The poll also saw The Lion King narrowly taking (and indeed sharing) the bronze medal – the famous musical came in third with the approval of 31 percent. With a live-action/CGI remake out in a few weeks’ time, it’s a good bet that the story will remain a firm favourite across the generations.
Also making it into the top ten are a few obvious ones – Shrek and Harry Potter got 31 percent too, with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory getting 29 – although we’re not sure if this relates to the original or the remake.
In what can only be described as a total travesty, Beauty and the Beast and 101 Dalmations only scored 23 and 22 percent respectively, while The Incredibles only bagged 18 – coming in as the 20th favourite film.
Researchers from cinema chain Vue found that 83 percent of us find huge comfort in any activities associated with childhood – so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that we can still find joy in films we watched when we were young and innocent and life was simple.
Johnny Carr, spokesman of Vue UK and Ireland, said: “This research proves how much we love family films.
“We have a wide variety of top kids’ films on show this year including Disney’s Aladdin, Toy Story 4 4, and the live action remake of The Lion King, all out this summer.
“With the research showing that families love watching films together on the big screen, the next few months will be a treat for kids, and adults, of all ages.”